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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada today issued two rulings in cases involving drug sniffing dogs: You can access the rulings here and here.

In early coverage, The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update headlined "Supreme Court allows wider use of police 'sniffer dogs.'"

And The Toronto Star has a news update headlined "Supreme Court stands by rules on sniffer dog searches; The Supreme Court has upheld the actions of police officers who acted on 'reasonable suspicion' to deploy police dogs to search for drugs."
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court decides not to weigh in on decision to force Star to name anonymous commenter": The Indianapolis Star has a news update that begins, "The Indiana Supreme Court has changed its mind and decided not to get involved in a long-running fight over whether The Indianapolis Star must reveal the identity of an anonymous commenter on the newspaper's website."

Additional coverage is available from "The Indiana Law Blog."
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"If You Thought Citizens United Was Bad, Wait for This Supreme Court Case; A Supreme Court ruling in favor of Shaun McCutcheon would set the stage for totally eliminating remaining campaign-finance laws": Norm Ornstein has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 09:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court asked to revisit Arizona abortion ruling": Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has this news update.
Posted at 09:27 PM by Howard Bashman

"Education, Justice Depts. Issue Race Guidance After Fisher": Mark Walsh has this post today at the "School Law" blog of Education Week.
Posted at 04:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices to consider review of EPA greenhouse gas rules": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit orders State of California to file responses to petitions for rehearing en banc seeking further review of lawsuits challenging California law banning gay conversion therapy: You can access yesterday's Ninth Circuit orders here and here. And you can view the rehearing petitions here and here.

My earlier coverage of last month's Ninth Circuit's ruling in these cases can be accessed here.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Lawsuit filed to block Texas abortion law": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this news update.

And Bloomberg News reports that "Texas Sued by Planned Parenthood Over Abortion Law."
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Administration: Colleges should seek diversity." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Obama administration told colleges and universities Friday they can continue to use admissions to increase diversity among their students, even in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that could potentially open the door to more challenges."
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout's U.S. conviction upheld": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Srinivasan Welcomed in his 'Third Home in the Law'": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

And in related news, The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World reports that "Lawrence High School alumni inducting four into Hall of Honor."
Posted at 12:12 PM by Howard Bashman

Hours after Second Circuit's reversal of criminal sentence imposed in a child pornography case, Senior U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein fires back: Yesterday I had this post reporting on yesterday's Second Circuit ruling.

Hours after the ruling, Senior U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein -- the sentencing judge in the case -- issued this remarkable opinion bemoaning the Second Circuit's decision.

Today's edition of The New York Daily News contains an article reporting on yesterday's developments that begins, "Spare this perv, the Bible commands it. That was the bizarre argument made Thursday by a Brooklyn Federal Court judge scolded for giving a convicted child porn distributor and admitted molester a slap on the wrist."
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Utah judge recounts his time on secret surveillance court; Dee Benson, who served on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for 7 years, says warrants weren't just rubber-stamped": This article appears today in The Salt Lake Tribune.
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Supreme Court's Hands Aren't Clean in Our National Nightmare; The judicial branch may look like the only functional one, but it has played a crucial role in bringing the nation to its present polarized state": Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 09:06 AM by Howard Bashman

"Marco Rubio Blocks Gay Black Judge's Nomination To Federal Bench, Puzzling Everyone": Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman

"Chevron Argues Against Judge Switch in Case Over Ecuador": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:51 AM by Howard Bashman

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